England take part in a two test tour of Argentina with a squad that is missing the 16 England players who are in the Lions Squad. Eddie Jones has put together a mix of young and old with the middle jetting off to New Zealand.
Jones said, “We have picked the best squad we have available and we are looking forward to going to Argentina and winning 2-0. The squad have a great opportunity to represent their country and win for England. There are a few new faces in the set-up so every training session and team meeting will count.
“The Pumas are a physically aggressive side and they have become very good at playing unstructured rugby; we need to make sure we control the structural part of the game and our defence will play an absolutely crucial role. Dylan Hartley will lead the side again having captained the team excellently during the RBS 6 Nations and will be supported by vice-captains Mike Brown, Danny Care and George Ford.”
The two tests are:
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Argentina v England
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Argentina v England
The Squad Is:
Forwards: W Collier (Harlequins), L Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), B Curry (Sale Sharks), T Curry (Sale Sharks), C Ewels (Bath Rugby), E Genge (Leicester Tigers), D Hartley (Northampton Saints, capt), J Haskell (Wasps), P Hill (Northampton Saints), N Hughes (Wasps), N Isiekwe (Saracens), J Launchbury (Wasps), M Mullan (Wasps), C Robshaw (Harlequins), S Underhill (Ospreys/Bath Rugby), H Williams (Exeter Chiefs), T Wood (Northampton Saints).
Backs: M Brown (Harlequins), D Care (Harlequins), J Cokanasiga (London Irish), N Earle (Saracens), G Ford (Bath Rugby), P Francis (Auckland Blues/Northampton Saints), S James (Sale Sharks), A Lozowski (Saracens), H Mallinder (Northampton Saints), J Marchant (Harlequins), J Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), J May (Gloucester Rugby), H Slade (Exeter Chiefs), D Solomona (Sale Sharks).